“Wow. We live in a horror movie,” my husband opined one morning not long ago. He was reading an article about the melting of the Arctic tundra releasing massive bubbles of methane gas into the atmosphere, which in turn causes more melting, which in turn causes global warming, which in turn creates monster storms that threaten to end civilization as we know it.
I love scary movies, the creepier the better. But this Halloween season, they’re bleeding off the screen and into real life.
Can we please turn it off now?
Actually, no, we cannot.
A week ago, I was invited to the premiere of a deeply alarming documentary called Chasing Ice. It follows the work and adventures of a National Geographic photographer named James Balog in his endeavor to document, with time-lapse photography, the epic melting of the Arctic glaciers, a melting that is filling the world’s seas and atmosphere with water that has nowhere to go but onto land.
After taking home only two awards combined the last two years, New York magazine returned to the winner’s circle and won four Ellies last night at the 2010 National Magazine Awards.
“I wish I could do it without these things,” said Adam Moss, upon winning for the Personal Service award, referring to the semi-embarrassing exercise Read More
The American Society of Magazine Editors announced their Ellie award finalists this morning. Unsurprisingly, National Geographic, New York, and The New Yorker racked up the most nominations.
But please join us in congratulating first-time nominee Garden and Gun, our favorite magazine that we never knew existed! Read More
Is Wired better than The New York Times? According to this year’s Webby Awards, when it comes to Best Copy/Writing, it sure is.
Wired.com beat out NYTimes.com (as well as Slate, Design Observer, and HowStuffWorks) in that category. NYTimes.com did win in the Read More